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Truro Harbour
& Lemon Quay

Truro River and Harbour

Truro Harbour
& Lemon Quay

Truro Harbour and Lemon Quay is about reinvigorating our neglected waterfront and community spaces to create vibrant, attractive and green event areas reconnecting people with our water and attracting new audiences from the length and breadth of Cornwall.


A new area of public realm is proposed on Town Quay to improve visibility of Truro River and enhance the connection to the Historic Harbour. Town Quay is proposed to be linked to Garras Wharf by a new fixed bridge, encouraging better integration of the quay into the public realm areas of Truro. The bridge also forms part of the Truro River Loop around the harbour basin. Newly landscaped areas of the quay are proposed to improve the visual appearance of the quay, provide shelter and to enhance biodiversity. Improved high quality surfacing will help create a public space that suits a variety of events and users. The historic Harbour Office building is proposed to be renovated to offer upgraded harbour user facilities, ensure the long term use of the building as a Harbour Office and offer new commercial opportunities for small businesses. VIEW DISPLAY BOARD 


The public realm of Lemon Quay is proposed to be enhanced with new tree planting, soft and hard landscaping, improved street furniture and lighting that are all designed to encourage greater use of this valuable space. Existing street furniture and signage will first be rationalised to remove clutter and improve legibility. Tree species are being carefully selected for their locations on Lemon Quay to provide shelter, attractive streetscape forms, colour through the seasons and improve the biodiversity of Lemon Quay. The tree planting will include benches and landscaping that give the public opportunities to sit, relax and play. The landscaping is proposed to encourage better visibility and connection to Truro River and enhance the existing design of Lemon Quay. Landscaping designs are being developed that draw upon the stories of this historic setting and provide a robust backdrop to the activities and events that are hosted in the area. The designs are being developed in discussion with Tim Shaw, the artist of the Drummer sculpture. Improved services within Lemon Quay are proposed to attract a wider variety of events, improve the visitor experience and enhance public safety. Greater provision of cycle parking is proposed to encourage use of the wider green transport links. VIEW DISPLAY BOARD

Pic courtesy of Truro BID

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